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  • Memphis Art Museum • Art Collections | The Dixon
    Plan Dine Shop Join Membership Reciprocal Museums Gardens Young At Art Cosmopolitans Corporate Membership 1 2 3 4 5 Collections Collections Fine Arts Decorative Arts The Dixon s permanent collection started as a gift of twenty six paintings from our founders Margaret and Hugo Dixon Through generous gifts bequests and museum purchases the Dixon s collection has grown to over 2 000 fine art and decorative arts objects With the addition of the Warda Stevens Stout Collection of eighteenth century German Porcelain the Adler Pewter Collection and many others the Dixon s permanent collection has expanded to include American art and a world class collection of decorative art The Dixon s permanent collection of French paintings will travel to the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica NY during the 2015 renovations and will return at the beginning of 2016 View Fine Art Collection View Decorative Arts Collection Take a virtual tour of our museum and gardens along with many of the works in our permanent collection at our Google Art Project page For fine art image requests please contact Kristen Kimberling ext 145 Coming Up Thursday Feb 11 10 30 AM 11 15 AM NEW SmART Kids ages 4

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  • Fine Arts | Memphis Museums | The Dixon
    life portraits and figure paintings form the core of the Dixon s paintings collection Works by Edgar Degas Claude Monet Berthe Morisot Camille Pissarro Pierre Auguste Renoir and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec illustrate the many artistic innovations that occurred during this period Decades after the Impressionists first challenged the notion of what painting should be works by Paul Cézanne Henri Matisse and Georges Seurat illustrate how artists continued to deconstruct those traditional notions indelibly changing the course of modern art Sculpture The Dixon has augmented this area of the collection over the years with important gifts and acquisitions From terracotta sculptures by Jean Baptiste Carpeaux and Albert Ernest Carrier Belleuse to works in bronze by iconic masters like Auguste Rodin the Dixon s sculpture collection can be enjoyed both inside the galleries and throughout the seventeen acres that form the Dixon gardens With the addition of Augusta Savage s Gamin ca 1930 in 2013 and Paul Gasq s Blacksmith ca 1900 in 2014 this area of the Dixon s permanent collection continues to grow Works on Paper The Dixon boasts a distinguished collection of prints and drawings by some of the great graphic artists of the 1800s and 1900s These works often reveal much about the society in which they were produced and therefore provide a kind of visual commentary on fin de siècle social mores Among the many masterworks in this area of the collection are Edgar Degas Dancing Adjusting Her Shoe 1885 and Woman Breathing in Flowers 1883 by Jean Louis Forain the youngest and most incisive of the Impressionists The Dixon is the major repository for Jean Louis Forain s work in the United States Other graphic artists represented in the Dixon s permanent collection include Honoré Daumier Paul César Helleu Winslow Homer and Maurice Prendergast Take

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  • Decorative Arts | Art Museum Memphis | The Dixon
    Gardens received an important group of 18th and 19th century English porcelain from the Charlotte Stout Hooker Collection For Mrs Hooker a long time Dixon board member collecting is not just a pastime but a passion and a family tradition Her mother Warda Stevens Stout assembled one of the world s great collections of 18th century German porcelain which she bequeathed to the Dixon in 1985 Mrs Stout passed her love of porcelain on to her daughter Charlotte along with a small collection that would be the start of an extraordinary body of work in its own right Her acquisitive nature resulted in a large and encyclopedic collection that the magazine Art and Antiques named one of the top 100 in the United States The collection includes some of the rarest and most unique objects produced by the Chelsea Derby Bow and Worcester manufactories as well as works from other factories in England When combined with her mother s earlier bequest Mrs Hooker s remarkable contribution to the Dixon has made our porcelain holdings among the most significant in the world Pewter On view in the Winegardner Auditorium Four centuries of pewter from Europe and the United States are represented in the Adler Pewter Collection The bulk of domestic pewter that survives dates from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries All of the most common domestic objects during this period from dishes and tankards to measures and candlesticks were made in pewter Imported from Europe to America in colonial times pewter enjoyed great popularity in the New World and became the primary utilitarian ware in the colonies Pewter forms often mimicked styles found in other media such as porcelain and silver though due to its utilitarian use pewter was generally only decorated for ecclesiastical use or to serve as a commemorative

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  • Memphis Gardens • Gardens in Memphis • Tour the Gardens
    preserve the integrity of the woodlands Pathways linking different parts of the garden together reveal only a portion of the garden at any one time The tree canopy comprised mainly of oaks and hickories became the framework for the garden design based upon a formal cross axis plan Memphis Garden Club Cutting Garden Built in 1998 the Memphis Garden Club Cutting Garden is a working flower farm with something in bloom nearly twelve months of the year The floral arrangements you will see inside the museum are usually created from flowers grown in the Cutting Garden and greenhouse grown flowers There are as many as thirty different types of plants and flowers growing at one time in this area including displays of roses annuals and perennials The conservatory houses the Dixon s collection of tropical plants and the fountain designed by Alabama sculptor Frank Fleming is an expression of the four seasons The small slab of slate leading up to a frog sculpture was added to allow newborn frogs to climb from the fountain See more of Dixon in Memphis Woodland Garden At two acres the largest of gardens that make up the Dixon s property the Woodland Garden is a canopy of oaks and hickories understory dogwoods ferns wildflowers and other plants native to the Mid South On the north side of the garden a water feature is made up of three ten foot interlocking rings which illustrates the relationship between people plants and water quality See more of Dixon in Memphis Formal Gardens The Formal Gardens are an area of peaceful seclusion at the Dixon Surrounded by four species of boxwood the Formal Gardens exhibit sacred geometry a design with origins in ancient Persia The Formal Gardens are composed of three rooms the first at the north end

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  • Blooms & Beyond Calendar • Dixon Gallery & Gardens
    Calendar Gardens Tour the Gardens Blooms Beyond Calendar Garden Exhibitions explore exhibit What s Blooming this Week March 13 explore exhibit What s Blooming this Week March 23 explore exhibit What s Blooming this Week March 30 explore exhibit What s Blooming this Week April 3 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week April 10 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week April 17 explore exhibit What s Blooming this Week May 1 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week May 22 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week May 29 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week June 5 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week June 26 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week July 3 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week July 10 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week July 17 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week July 24 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week July 31 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week August 7 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week August 21 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week August 28th explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week September 4 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week September 11 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week September 18 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week September 25 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week October 2 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week October 9 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week October 23 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week October 30 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week November 13 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week November 20 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week December 4 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week January 15 explore exhibit What s Blooming This Week February 5 2016 Coming

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  • Garden Exhibitions
    Weddings Vow Exchanges Approved Caterers Suggested Vendors Frequently Asked Questions Contact Master Plan Dine Shop Join Membership Reciprocal Museums Gardens Young At Art Cosmopolitans Corporate Membership 1 2 3 4 5 Garden Exhibitions Gardens Tour the Gardens Blooms Beyond Calendar Garden Exhibitions Coming Up Thursday Feb 11 10 30 AM 11 15 AM NEW SmART Kids ages 4 5 Introduce your child to the Dixon through exciting Friday Feb 12

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  • Kids and Families | Memphis Museum | The Dixon
    non members This parent child workshop is designed for toddlers to explore shape texture color and other sensory possibilities through art making Each Tuesday offers a fun learning experience for you and your child which includes a story time hands on art activity and snack Reservations Required as space is limited Please call Tuesday at 11 30 am through the next Monday at noon Neither day of registration nor unregistered participants are permitted Reserve online SmART Kids ages 4 5 Every Thursday 10 30 11 15 am Members Free Non Members 8 Introduce your child to the Dixon through exciting art and horticulture activities Each Thursday your child can enjoy science art literature horticulture and more Snack included Reservations Required as space is limited Reserve Online Kaleidoscope Club ages 6 9 Every Wednesday 4 5 pm Members Free Non Members 8 Kaleidoscope Club has a perfect mix of everything the Dixon has to offer Each week we will feature a project that encourages creativity and critical thinking Whether it is horticulture art or literature your child will surly exercise their imagination Snack provided Reservations Required as space is limited Reserve Online Children s Workshops Children s workshops are offered each quarter With a variety of media and guest instructors these workshops spark creativity and encourage specific skills Workshops are typically held on Saturdays and take place in the galleries or gardens All supplies and snacks are included Reservations are required and members get special discounts Ages vary Family Studio all ages First Saturday of Each Month 10 30 am 12 30 pm Free Looking for something new and fun to do with the family on Saturday morning Drop in at the Dixon for Family Studio where families can create magnificent works of art play a game solve a puzzle or

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  • Outreach | Museums in Memphis | The Dixon
    program Colorcopia designed for senior groups in living communities libraries and other organizations The program offers three classes based on the Dixon s collections and special exhibitions and encourages creative thinking self expression and socialization The one hour program is free and all the materials are included Classes offered this semester Impressionism Take a journey into the Impressionist movement learning about its process and application Work on painting techniques involving mixing color use of light and Impressionists inspired brush strokes Printmaking Learn the basics and history of the craft of printmaking Participants will create prints while learning compositional planning and making historical and cultural connections Idea generation and application will be emphasized Color in the Gardens This class offers participants with limited mobility the opportunity to practice higher level color techniques in painting Using the rules of complementary and tertiary colors Color in the Gardens offers a better understanding of successful compositions Participants will produce a painting of a plant from the Dixon s living collection To register or to receive more information on scheduling program details or additional accommodations needed for your group please contact Christine Ruby Colorcopia Coordinator and Instructor cruby dixon org J ohn Martin Barger Colorcopia Instructor jcbarger dixon org Art To Grow The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a unique place that features both fine art and horticulture Recognizing this dual focus presents an exciting opportunity for cross disciplinary education The colorful Art to Grow van and its talented and creative instructors visit schools and other organizations bringing art and horticulture to your learning space The curriculum offered provides students with stimulating and creative experiences that teach art concepts and skills that meet the curricular needs of students Each lesson includes a presentation on the topic and also a hands on activity For more information

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